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HarvestmanMan

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  1. What a disaster this season would have been if they had kept the rides.
  2. Not a good idea. It was in the same non-operating condition as it was when I tested it out five years ago. They stashed it back into the loft, then tried to put a $500 price tag on it at the sale. You could get a fully working game in better shape for around the same price.
  3. While everyone is still sad, here are a few photos I never posted from the summer of 2015. What a shame it was to see the Trabant in this condition. Coney Island - Trabant by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Coney Island - Trabant (6) by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Coney Island - Trabant (5) by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Coney Island - Trabant (4) by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Coney Island - Trabant (3) by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Coney Island - Trabant (2) by Harvestman Man, on Flickr
  4. Really hoping it's not curtains for both The Beach and Coney...
  5. I got up bright and early and headed to the sale this morning. Souvenir hunters, former employees and amusement park aficionados were all over the place. As my favorite game in the arcade was Skee-Ball, I gladly forked over $100 for a piece of Coney history. Now I have to figure out what to do with it. A smaller sign with the old Coney logo was only $20. DSCN9619 by Harvestman Man, on Flickr DSCN9620 by Harvestman Man, on Flickr Here were some of the other items on offer. Most of the signs were snapped up quickly, but the remainders will likely be found on Facebook Marketpl
  6. Huh. I never knew the Python was that old. Was it relocated from somewhere else? Also - has anyone heard mention of auctioning off any of the other park assets? I remember there was an old Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet languishing in the attic of the games building along with lots of spare parts for Skee-Ball, etc. Could be a veritable gold mine for someone in that line of work.
  7. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet: the removal of Thunder Alley was disappointing for me (and probably no one else). As far as I know it was the last gas-powered go-kart attraction in the Cincinnati area after Eastgate Adventures closed several years ago.
  8. A KI blog post covered the meanings of the license plates and the homage to the Zodiac on the new antique cars ride. One thing I was surprised that it did not mention was that the name "Peters" on one of the advertisements is a reference to the former Peters Cartridge factory located just outside the park.
  9. Yeah about that...apparently the guy who shot these originally was a bit of a creep and liked to film girls. I've been informed that girls are pretty much the only thing on the Coney reel. Not worth bothering with! As for the KI footage, you'll be seeing it soon enough in the upcoming #ki50movie.
  10. Not stuck inside - both films are intact. The problem was that the projector needed a new drive belt, and our replacement belt ended up partially melting and eventually broke from the heat of the lamp.
  11. Resurrecting this thread...I still have both reels and am preparing to get them digitized. Unfortunately more than half of the Coney reel is filled with St. Patrick's Day Parade and family picnic stuff. Whoever the camera operator in question was sure had a thing for mini skirts. Kind of creepy actually. Unfortunately, due to a belt-related incident involving my projector, I still haven't been able to see the rest of it. Who knows how much actual Coney footage is on there. The KI reel, however, is well worth checking out. Stay tuned...
  12. Pretty sure I visited a Kiddie Hawk in North Carolina one time.
  13. Every roller coaster is to be renamed Little Bill's Giggle Coaster. The parking lot is to be renamed Top Cat's Taxi Jam. That's all.
  14. From what I've heard about the condition of the Grand Carousel, that part of the video where vines overgrow the horses and such might actually happen.
  15. Announcement this week?? Choo choo, all aboard Johnny's Little Red Hype Choo-Choo Train.
  16. A bit late to this topic. The arcade/midway area has been re-arranged, with several games removed - Bowler Roller, Poster Dart, and Balloon Dart if memory serves - and others taking their place. Notably, the number of Skee Ball machines has been halved, but they are now more visible (facing the restrooms/Scrambler in the middle of the midway). Presumably this was due to the poor reliability that the machines experienced last season. Many complaints were voiced about missing balls, undispensed tickets, and eaten tokens. But hopefully that is all better now. Additionally, there's a l
  17. It's a rare occurrence that a trespasser armed with nothing but a camera will be given jail time. I have heard of a few tickets being given out, but those are rare as well. 95% of the time, police and security do not care about someone who is doing no harm to their property. Thank you (and Terpy too) for the legal advice. I'll pass the advice along to fellow UER folk.
  18. As is disobeying the speed limit, among other things. If you (or anyone else) does that on the way up to KI, then you're just as much of a no-good dirty criminal as I am. Now, back on topic...
  19. If they care at all about their property, then it really should be their job to prevent people from coming in and scrapping, vandalizing, spray-painting, partaking of drugs in, setting fire to, shooting guns at, or otherwise destroying their property. One fence in front of a driveway, with no additional security measures whatsoever (not even fencing around the rest of it!), shows that they do not give a hoot about the property. I brought a camera and not power tools, spray paint, drugs, matches, or weapons. There are bigger fish to fry. The singular "No Trespassing" sign on a single length
  20. Correct. I shouldn't have been able to do so.
  21. Went in there a few months ago (there is absolutely no security apart from the small section of fence blocking cars from entering). Not terribly much to see apart from generic torn-up hotel detritus. I have held onto the photos I took for now but might post them in the near future.
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